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High ranking members of the Colombian National Police found themselves in Exeter, N.H., in the spring of 2009. They were there to visit arms maker Sig Sauer, which had just secured a contract worth up to $306 million to provide Colombian law enforcement with nearly 100,000 pistols. 

As the federal government shutdown enters its 14th day, the backlog of cases in immigration court continues to increase — drawing mixed reactions from immigration experts.

Since the shutdown, dockets in immigration court have been frozen for those who aren’t in custody. Some experts worry this means immigrants are being denied due process; others see it as a welcome respite, giving some immigrants more time to get their affairs in order.

Lawyers say the freeze comes as immigration proceedings have reached a frenzied pace under the Trump administration.

A lawn sign from the 2017 Holyoke preliminary municipal election.
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The ACLU of Massachusetts is suing the city of Holyoke over new restrictions on signs.

Steve Wynn, at right in a tie, speaks with reporters during a March 2016 press conference.
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ha been temporarily blocked from publishing the findings of its investigation into casino magnate Steve Wynn. 

The U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
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Three Democratic senators have filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. 

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